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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaOne Dollar saturday March 28, 2015 Fairbanks daily news Miner the voice of Interior Alaska since 1903 inside today ice dogs outscore Kenai River in 1 St half of regular season ending series. A sports b1 Black Hawks will assist in rescues by Sam Friedman a Friedman a after nine months away in Afghanistan 16 Black Hawk helicopters Are Hack in the Interior and again prepared to help with civilian medical emergencies in Remote locations. Helicopter Crews from fort Wainwright a company a 1st battalion 52nd aviation regiment trained wednesday at the scene of a mock car crash on the Elliott Highway. They practice with Alaska state troopers and a Volunteer first responder group in the exercise because the . Army recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the air Force s Rescue coordination Center in Anchorage that will Send the fair Banks based unit to More civilian emergencies. While the memorandum Renews some emergency response service its not exactly the same service Interior residents remember As the Mast military assistance to safety and traffic program said . Army Alaska spokesman John Fennell. Helicopters �a7 soldiers from the 11th air Force Rescue coordination Center work with Alaska state t troopers and the civilian wilderness search and Rescue group during a training exercise at the scene of a simulated car crash wednesday near 65 mile Elliott Highway. Courtesy . Army Alaska Public affairs Venetie Man charged in the death of his brother by Sain Friedman Ofriel Man 5/ news Mink Cut m an 18-year-old Venetie Man has been charged with second degree murder in the beating death of his older brother earlier this month. The victim Earl Erick jr., 36, was medically evacuated from Venetie on March 12 after sustaining head wounds that his younger brother Chance Isaac John Moe Erick is accused of inflicting. I free Alaska state troopers responded the next Day to the Village of about 16 people located 150 Miles Northeast of Fairbanks. Troopers interviewed a witness who reported going to Earl Erick �?Ts House to pick up an at on the morning of March 12. The witness reported seeing Chance Erick repeatedly club his older brother Over the head with a Large stick. Charge�a7 speeds up March melt off past 11 Days had highs above freezing in Fairbanks record set on thursday the weather. Enjoy another warm partly Cloudy Day. High today.47 Low tonight.20 weather a All Aurora forecast. Weather permitting highly Active auroral displays will be visible. For More information about the Aurora visit Ore ast marijuana Bill vote on latest pushed to monday. Interior Page a6 sourdough Jack Quot i got me some Spring cleaning to do Quot by Jeff i Chard son j Richardson Ltd Nevis min it a april is normally associated with Sloppy weather in the Interior but Mother nature is ahead of schedule this year. Temperatures hit 50 degrees or higher for the second consecutive Day on Friday adding to a rapid March melt off of w inter Snow in the area. It was the 11th straight Day the High temperature has been above freezing in Fairbanks. I hat in t expected to change in the week ahead As the National weather service forecasts highs in the 40s or 50s through at least thursday. Low temperatures still Are expected to dip below freezing during the night. Mostly we re going to be warm and melting slowly trimming off some of that Snow pack a meteorologist de Townsend said. T he temperature hit a record breaking 52 degrees on thursday eclipsing a 45-year-old High. The 50-degree Reading on Friday at Fairbanks International Airport did t quite reach the record High of 53 degrees a Mark set in 1.940, but it was still far above average. T he typical High temperature on March 27 in Fairbanks is still below freezing according to the National weather ser vice at 31 degrees. It it tin t staff u liter Jeff re Hanl Sim at 459-7518. Follow in on l it it to it r a . Faa Anchorage police investigate drone complaints associated i Ress Anchorage a Federal aviation authorities Are investigating claims by Eagle River residents that a drone equipped with a helicopter has followed children and hovered near Homes. Anchorage police also Are looking into the matter this week after receiving complaint Calls from residents on monday and tuesday about a drone equipped w Ith a camera follow ing children Home from school. Patricia Bailey was standing m the driveway of her Home with her 2-year-old granddaughter when she saw the drone overhead. Bailey said others told her the drone had been seen outside the window s of Homes in Eagle River. Then she spoke to children coming Home from Eagle River elementary school who asked her if she saw the drone following them from school. A a that a w hat got me fired up a Bailey told Anchorage television station. Anchorage police spokeswoman Anita Shell said officers contacted the drone operator after receiving complaints monday and t a essay. She did no to identify the Man because he Hadnot done anything illegal. Tie Wasny to committing a crime a Shell said. A there Wasny to anything we could do but advise him of the neighbors concerns about following children Home or flying near windows Shell said he was practising using the drone for an upcoming business venture. Officers made the Man made aware of neighbor s concerns and Shell said the Haven to received a complaint since. The Federal aviation administration is investigating the Eagle River incident As w Ell As another one Inoh my a drone that entered the airspace at Merrill Field anchorages Small air plane Airport. Drone a a7 inside classified�b5 comics �a5 dearabby�a4 markets �b4 obituaries�a7 opinion�a8 sports�b1 Stella Carpenter says. Fairbanks let s take Back our City people walk around a puddle on second Avenue outside the Lathrop building on Friday ski comm i m i 11

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